Turner and the Modern World

Thursday 10th December 2020

Next autumn sees the opening of Tate Britain'snew exhibition dedicated to the influence of modern life and the industrial revolution on the work of one of Britain's most popular and influential artists, J.M.W. Turner, bringing together some of his most important works such as The Fighting Temeraire 1839 and Rail, Steam and Speed 1844.

Our all-inclusive study day is entirely on-site. The price includes refreshments, an introductory lecture, a buffet lunch and timed entry exhibition tickets.

Booking will open a few months before the event. Register by clicking the "Register" button on our home page and we will let you know when booking opens.

Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed  © The National Gallery, London



Please arrive at Tate Britain via the Clore Entrance at the side of the building on Millbank. When standing with your back to the river the Clore entrance is located the right of the main entrance through the green doors.

Please meet in the Clore Foyer where refreshments will be served from 11.00. Our private lecture will then take place in the adjacent Clore Auditorium and finish just after 12.30. We are delighted that Janeen Haythornthwaite has agreed to be our guest speaker. Janeen is a Tate lecturer and freelance art historian - some of you will have met her in 2018  when she gave us a private talk in conjunction with the Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern and in 2019 when she lectured for us on Van Gogh and Britain.

A private buffet lunch (included) will then be served in the Clore Foyer followed by timed entry tickets to see the exhibition. Audioguide hire is not included but these can be hired for a small fee at the exhibition entrance if required.

Please do let us know on the booking form if you have any food intolerances, allergies or dietary requirements as we need to inform the catering department of these in advance. Thank you


Lunch is included - please see above.

We are sorry that alcoholic drinks will not be available during lunch as they are not permitted in the public spaces of the gallery.

Further Study Day Information

Location and Directions
Please arrive at Tate Britain via the Clore Entrance at the side of the building on Millbank. After refreshments in the Clore Foyer we will then walk to the auditorium a little before 11.30 - latecomers should make their way directly to the auditorium. Click here for more information on gallery access, entrances, facilities and practicalities. Click here for a gallery map showing the location of the auditorium.

Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
Tel : 020 7887 8888

To view a map of the gallery location click here

Travel Information:
The nearest underground stations to Tate Britain are:

  • Pimlico (Victoria Line, 600 metres approx.)
  • Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 750 metres approx.)
  • Vauxhall (Victoria Line, 850 metres approx.)

The following buses stop near Tate Britain:

  • Route 87 stops on Millbank
  • Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
  • Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road

The nearest mainline train stations to Tate Britain are:

  • Vauxhall (850 metres approx.)
  • Victoria (1,600 metres approx.)

If you would like to join us please fill in the online booking form. If you would prefer to send a booking form by post please download a copy here.  

Once your booking has been accepted, we will notify you by email. Please just bring the study day details and email confirmation with you on the day. We regret we are unable to offer refunds on unused tickets, but tickets may be transferred to someone else for the event you have booked (please do let us know if you would like to do so, and give us the name of the person who will be taking your place)

If you have Tate membership, the study day price will be reduced by £20. Members can use their membership cards to enter the exhibition and do not need to book a slot

Art Fund members have a reduction of £8.00. Arts Society(former Nadfas) members have a reduction of £2. If booking by manual form and sending a cheque, please simply deduct any amounts from the total. Deductions cannot be combined.

Important note: please inform us of any reductions when filling in your booking form, thank you.

Refunds for bookings made online will be actioned via Paypal (please let us know if you do not have a Paypal account and we will send you a refund by cheque).

Please note that reductions cannot be combined

We are sorry to say that we are unable to offer any reductions if not informed at the booking stage. Thank you. Members should bring their passes on the day otherwise admittance will not be permitted.

Booking closes on November 24th and ticket availability is limited.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event.

A huge thank you for the study day ... We had a wonderful time and found the whole thing fascinating.”

Mrs Sue North

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  • One of the highlights of this year's exhibition calendar
  • On-site introductory lecture, timed entry tickets and refreshments included
  • Buffet lunch also included in price



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